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Man Pulls Gun on Driver in 14th Street Traffic Dispute

by Andrew Ramonas — July 19, 2016 at 1:15 pm 2 Comments

14th and U-streets NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man flashed a gun at a driver in a road rage confrontation near 14th and U streets NW over the weekend, according to a police report Borderstan obtained today.

The incident happened on the 1900 block of 14th Street NW about 4 a.m. Sunday.

The victim was changing lanes as he approached U Street when another driver pulled up alongside him, authorities said. The new arrival, who had is car window down, then asked the victim what he was doing.

The victim said he moved into another lane.

The questioner pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the man soon after.

“What you say?” the new arrival said, before speeding off, according to police.

Police described the suspect as a:

Black male, light facial hair, early 30’s with a black baseball cap . . . driving a 2016 black Nissan Maxima with Maryland tags 5BC6540.

According to other police reports Borderstan obtained today, recent crime also included:

  • A man with a short sword and another man with a baseball bat threatening someone in an alley on the 1500 block of 7th Street NW in Shaw about 10:30 a.m. yesterday. Police arrested two people in connection with the crime.
  • Two thieves with a rusty gun robbing the Valero gas station at 420 Rhode Island Ave. NW in Shaw about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Police haven’t released descriptions of the suspects. But they fled in a silver Lexus sport utility vehicle with Maryland license plates that had “16637CA” on them.
  • A cyclist and another person robbing a man at gunpoint on the 1300 block of 6th Street NW in Shaw about 3 a.m. Sunday. Authorities haven’t released a detailed description of the suspect.

Police yesterday released surveillance footage of a man wanted in vandalism about a block east of Scott Circle, too.

The destruction occurred outside a building on the 1200 block of 15th Street NW about 4:15 a.m. May 26, according to authorities. The property sustained more than $1,000 in damage after someone broke its entry keypad, doorbell and outdoor lamp.

The video shows a man looking around the outside of a building and appearing to break some electronic equipment. He wore a T-shirt that said, “Spaced Out, on it.

Photo via Google Maps; Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department

Comments (2)

  1. More reasons why Maryland drivers should be subjected to background checks before entering the District.

  2. Glenn Prohovich

    They shouldn’t be allowed into DC at all if they are in a car. They need to walk more, it’s pretty easy to gain weight fast in suburbs.

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